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Mental Health

Simulated mental health group session


519-421-4223 ext. 2377

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Accessing this Service:

Mental Health Services are available to all residents of Oxford County through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan and the Ontario Mental Health Act.

Until further notice, due to COVID-19, Woodstock Hospital’s Walk-In Counselling program will be implementing pre-booked telephone counselling sessions. If you would like to pre-book a counselling session during our regular Walk-In Counselling hours (Thursdays between 12-6pm), please contact Outpatient Mental Health at 519-421-4223. Please call between 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 

If you need to access the Oxford County Counselling - Welcome Information Form, please click here.

As a Schedule 1 Psychiatric Facility with 16 adult acute care beds, Woodstock Hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services to residents of Oxford County, which include Tillsonburg, Ingersoll and the surrounding area. The team, including psychiatrists, family physicians and hospitalists, skilled nurses and social workers assess, diagnose and treat patients with mental health care needs. 

Child, Youth and Adult Mental Health Services

Children, adolescents, adults and families who may be feeling anxious, depressed, or stressed from lifestyle changes and relationships, as well as individuals with persistent mental health disorders, use our services. Individuals with an addiction and/or family violence may be referred to specialized services. Outpatient counselling is also provided after discharge from the Mental Health Unit at Woodstock Hospital. 

Adult Mental Health Programs (over 19 years)

  • Initial assessment
  • Individual counselling
  • Marital counselling
  • Groups (bereavement, stress management, short term treatment groups)
  • Medication clinic
  • Day hospital program
  • PEPP (prevention and early intervention program for psychoses)
  • Psychiatric consultation (geriatric, mood disorders, psychoses) 

Child/Youth Mental Health Programs (under 18 years)

  • Initial assessment
  • Individual counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Community liaison with agencies and schools
  • Group program for teens
  • Counselling and outreach services for London Health Sciences Centre: Psychiatric consultation (child and youth psychiatrist)
  • PEPP (prevention and early intervention program for psychoses)
  • Eating disorder program 
  • Triple "P" parenting program

Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses

The Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP-OXFORD) at the Woodstock Hospital is dedicated to the assessment and treatment of individuals who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Treatment consists of safe and effective second-generation antipsychotic medications and a number of psychological interventions delivered within a comprehensive case management model. The program is committed to working in partnership with client's families and whenever possible, assessment and treatment is provided without admission to the hospital. You may contact (PEPP-Oxford) at 519-421-4223 for further information.

Eating Disorder Program for Youth

This program offers service to individuals between the ages of 12 and 18 who are trying to cope with an eating disorder. A physician, family member, school, other community agencies or the individual may initiate a referral to the Eating Disorders Outreach Program themselves. Where the primary presenting issue is an eating disorder, the client may begin the process by contacting the intake secretary at 519-421-4223. For individuals who are assessed as requiring more intensive services, an outreach worker will facilitate linkages to the Eating Disorders Program at the London Health Sciences Centre.

Oxford County and Region Community Resources  

According to the Government of Canada, 1 in 3 Canadians will experience mental illness during their lifetime. Many Canadians are affected by it either directly or indirectly through family, friends or colleagues. Woodstock Hospital works collaboratively with a number of organizations in Oxford County and surrounding communities to try and help people struggling with the challenges of a mental illness. Click here for a list of Oxford County and Region Community Resources.